This is a pair of Crockett & Jones Audleys that I returned to the factory in Northampton for refurbishment.
The first photo shows the neglected state they were in. The heels were worn right down at the back, and the soles had been worn all the way through to the cork.
The other photos show the shoes after they came back. So what had C&J done?
1. Replaced the cork, welt, soles and heels on the original last. The soles and heels look magnificent - i'm reluctant to walk around in them now!
2. New insoles
4. New laces.
5. Thorough clean, with the patina looking really nice.
The total cost was $250, including shipping from Australia to the UK and back. If you consider that a quality shoe repairer here in Melbourne would probably charge $100 for a full set of soles and heels, this looks like pretty good value. I wouldn't do this for any old shoe, but would certainly consider the exercise for another high-end pair of shoes. in future.